Arts and Artists

Great Lives Series: Norman Rockwell

Twentieth-century illustrator Norman Rockwell reflected in his work much of what was good in America. He is known for his sweet depictions of small-town life—soda fountains, family scenes, Boy Scouts, town meetings, doctors’ offices, and boys with dogs—but one of his most touching images was a painful one from the Civil Rights Era: “The Problem We All Live With.”

CRRL Presents: Mary Jane Bohlen, Inspiring Artist and Teacher

This interview airs beginning January 27.
Mary Jane Bohlen's work delights all who view it. From printmaking and papermaking to painting and sculpture there is always something new to explore and appreciate and her teaching is legendary. Before her move to Rhode Island, Debby Klein met with her to talk about her long career in Fredericksburg.

Find out more about CRRL Presents.

The Atrium Gallery: The Students of Johnny Johnson

See works by the students of Johnny Johnson's Watercolor Workshop through January in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

The Atrium Gallery: John Bice

View photographs by John Bice through November in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Art and Architecture of the US Capitol Building

From the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Constantino Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol by Barbara A. Wolanin.
Provides a three-dimensional picture of the artist Brumidi and a fuller appreciation of Brumidi's work via the conservation effort.

New Booklist: Imaginations Run Wild!

Let your own imagination run wild with these books from our newest booklist.

Johnny P. Johnson: Accomplished Local Artist, Teacher and Civil Rights Activist

This is an oral history interview with Johnny P. Johnson, Fredericksburg artist, teacher, civil rights activist, on July 1 and August 14, 1997, at his art studio at 1311 Charles St., Fredericksburg. This interview was suggested, in part, by Mr. Johnson's personal and yet objective picture of the civil rights movement in Fredericksburg as related during a 1997 Black History Month program.
Johnny Johnson, Part I

The Atrium Gallery: Bernardine Meyer

View mixed media collages by Bernardine Meyer through October in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Artist's Statement:

Through good fortune, opportunity, and foreign travel, my art career has taken various paths.

Palmer Hayden Comes Home: Discovering a Native Son

By Janet Payne

Janet Payne is the retired fine arts coordinator of the Stafford (VA) County Public Schools.

This article originally appeared in the International Review of African American Art, volume 16, number 1, and is reproduced here with the permission of this publication.

Atrium Gallery: Brian Burgess

View paintings by Brian Burgess through September in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.